Tuesday, January 20, 2015

my tax dollars at work

I actually wasn't planning on writing a blog post today, but I saw this article and it about made me sick. I don't really have any words except to say that I'm really glad that I've significantly cut down the amount of meat in my diet... doing the only thing I can do-- speak with my dollars.

U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit

What do you think about this? Am I the only one surprised/shocked/dismayed/grossed out?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

things not to say to someone who's TTC

Sorry in advance for the rant. Just my mood for today. And because The West Wing has the answers for everything, that's what's happening here.

Some people might be surprised that #1 on the list isn't "I'm pregnant." Believe it or not, most people who are having trouble conceiving are not bitter old women who hate every pregnant woman and her joy. (Although I certainly have those days) Sometimes though... you just want to kill people.

Monday, January 5, 2015

a clarification

Because I've been asked by some, I'm going to provide a bit more clarity on what I mean when I say that C and I are adopting a vegan diet. Because anyone who knows us knows that no one eats more meat and cheese than we do.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

not sacrificing

The thought of never making a roux-cheese sauce again is enough to make me want to cry, so I wanted to make a list of ways in which our new vegan-vegetarian lifestyle is NOT a sacrifice. Here goes-- feel free to add any of your thoughts in the comments!

Friday, January 2, 2015

whole-foods, plant-based

As I alluded to the other day, C and I are in the process of adopting a "whole-foods, plant-based diet"-- Forks Over Knives's way of saying vegan. I know, I know. Veganism sounds a bit... out there? Extreme? What-the-hell-are-you-thinking? I'm not going to go into all the ways that animal products whack with your body. For that I recommend watching Forks Over Knives or reading The Kind Diet. I'm going to try to document this change-- the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's going to be a HUGE lifestyle change for me and C, so it's not going to come without its bumps.